When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s loads up from
day one and never really gets finished. One thing
that never gets finished is routine home
maintenance. While that’s really broad and
all-encompassing, you need to ensure it
includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes around for replacement windows and
10-15 minutes to do a quick walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help provide a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you order them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, look
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Inspect the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if you notice any flaking or
- Take a close look at the structure of your
windows and doors, noting any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further
damage that can be caused by water.
- If you discover a concern, find the source. There may
be underlying problems that necessitate
a professional from Pella Windows and Doors to come out
and take a look, and any information is appreciated.
- Clean out your window sills and tracks for dirt
and other debris as it might affect the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re checking
out your window sills and tracks, take a look at
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any deteriorating
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make
sure they are operating
smoothly and correctly.
- Check the caulking of all your windows and doors
as they help shield against air leaks and help protect your
home from the elements.
If you’ve taken the time to complete this checklist, you’ve studied your home
for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these issues are basic
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Woburn
showroom, give us a call at 781-935-4947 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online